Green Mountain Trail

About the trail

Four days of luxury slackpacking

The Green Mountain Trail is a four day hiking trail around the Groenlandberg (Green Mountain) in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa.

Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice 2020

Traversing a tapestry of fynbos and fruit farms this slackpack trail offers fine food and farm stays in the Elgin and Bot River Valleys of South Africa. Accommodation is in four star graded (TGCSA) country guesthouses. Delicious , wholesome meals are provided throughout.

The trail meanders around the Groenlandberg, part of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. Guided by passionate and FGASA accredited guides you learn about the biodiversity and the history of the area. Immersing oneself in this protected natural environment is a game changer for both body and soul.

The Green Mountain Trail is a moderate walking trail with distances varying between 11kms and 18kms each day. The effort level, as gauged by Slackpacker South Africa, is set at 3.5, on a scale of 0 to 5, with 5 being the most difficult.

The trail traverses privately owned land. All landowners are members of the Groenlandberg Conservancy, the worlds first biodiversity wine route, and the regions leader in efforts to conserve the environment and promote responsible tourism.

The wine farms we journey through are Biodiversity Wine Initiative champions. This enlightened initiative unites conservation and agricultural development in a complementary, mutually beneficial manner. As part of the Green Mountain Trail?s social responsibility programme, hikers are encouraged to “Walk with an Alien” a project in which a personalised walking stick is carved from alien vegetation by local communities.

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What people say about the Green Mountain Trail

Luxury Hike

We have just had a superb few days of hiking, learning, relaxing and indulging – a fantastic way to relax and unwind while exploring some of the Cape’s most beautiful mountains and fynbos. We walked 60km in 4 days under the guidance of Jeff and Nancy – both passionate and incredibly knowledgeable about the environment. We learnt so much each day while walking and were then spoilt with delicious homely food and beautiful accommodation. Alison and her staff attended to our every need and made us feel so welcome and at home. The wine tastings and lunches were superb.

August 2019
Flying with the Verreaux Eagles

Green Mountain Trail takes you high up in the mountains above Grabouw, Elgin and Bot River. Extraordinary experience lead by professional, knowledgeable & compassionate guides. Going the extra mile to make sure your experience is the best. Highly recommend.

October 2019
Green Mountain Trail

The Green Mountain Trail was a great way to see four different areas around the Elgin Valley. Jeffrey and Patrick were very knowledgeable guides and their information about the area as well as plants and insects was amazing. Going through the different areas of fynbos and learning about the effects of fires on them,was great. The first day was long and strenuous in parts but beautiful.The following days were thankfully shorter! Definitely recommended.

October 2019

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